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agenda. he got health care passed and fixed the economy. he has the economy on the right track. the gun issue was not a big deal with him in the beginning. gale marriage was not a big issue, but they have become centerpieces, that's the period he's in at this point. republicans are cooperating to the degree that they appeared to be disorganized enough that he appears to be right on track. >> you know, on that point, in terms of the economy, victoria, the president talking about the budget last week, he said something that the gop just jumped all over. the president said, and i'm quoting him, we don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt, and the republicans and the right wing went bananas. but then mr. boehner and ryan, of course, agree with him. watch this. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know that we have one looming. >> we do not have a debt crisis right now, but we see it coming. we know it's irrefeetably happeningivities they say the president shouldn't have said it, now you have boehner and ryan saying it, about you if both say we don't have an immediat
to see right now. we have a $14 trillion economy with $13 trillion of demand. the government is not making up the difference. if the government stops, will the economy collapse? maybe republicans will be happy because there will be a reserved army of 25 million unemployed people and as for the middle class, that's going to be over. >> we're not talking about jobs that are not necessary. i mean, when i come down your way, as i offered to come down to atlanta, we need insfra structure redevelopment. we're talking about bridges, tunnels, infrastructure that needs repair, needs to be dealt with, jobs that are needed. we're not just talking about charity here. >> indeed. >> look, i have five children -- >> this is not like the works public administration where some of the jobs that were created during the great depression weren't immediately necessary. i love some of those artworks but you can argue that those weren't necessary. but infrastructure spending is absolutely necessary. we are running so far behind. some of our biggest international competitors, like the chinese. >> rig
of cuts early, we're going to potentially wreck this economy. that's number one. number two, if you look at paul ryan's budget, there are incredible cuts in there to the poorest people in the country. and also to people in the middle class. the center on budget and policy pray others estimates that it would knock 40 million to 50 million people out of health coverage. the president cannot support that. and i think it's a real challenge for people who are moderates. are they going to acknowledge how radical paul ryan's budget is? so it's not surprising that the meeting was testy. there's just such a huge gulf right now between the president and house republicans. >> well, huge gulf. let me show you what the gop leaders said and how they stressed how far apart they were after the meeting, how far apart they were from the president on key issues. let me show you. >> republicans want to solve our long-term debt problem. the president doesn't. we want to unlock our energy resources to put more americans back to work. the president doesn't. but having said that, today was a good start. >> agai
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